Free Breast Cancer Screenings in October at Lincoln Memorial Hospital

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[October 19, 2021]  Lincoln Memorial Hospital will provide free breast cancer screenings for women who are uninsured or underinsured during October as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The screenings will be offered from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays in October and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on three Saturdays Oct. 2, Oct. 16 and Oct. 30 at the hospital.

To schedule an appointment, call 217-605-5108. Appointments are required; no walk-ins are available.

Educational materials, including information on general breast health and how to perform breast self-exams, will be available. Funding is provided by the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Foundation.

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The National Cancer Institute recommends that all women age 40 or older have screening mammograms every one to two years. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States.

Free mammograms will be offered at all five Memorial Health System hospitals in Decatur, Jacksonville, Lincoln, Springfield and Taylorville throughout October.

[Michael Leathers]

 

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